Property Taxes

Understanding Property Taxes

The property tax is the largest and most important revenue source for municipalities. It is the only tax that municipalities have the authority to collect, and is calculated by multiplying the property assessment by the tax rate applied to the property. The County of Wellington and the lower-tier municipalities are responsible for setting tax rates.


Tax Rates

The tax rate in the County of Wellington consists of three components: 

  • Municipality Portion (including all seven Member Municipalities)
  • County of Wellington Portion
  • Education Portion 

2024 Tax Ratios and Tax Rates

Property Assessment Enquiries

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for determining a value on all properties in Ontario. If you visit, you can check your property assessment (CVA) and get answers to frequently asked assessment questions.

The County of Wellington is not responsible for any aspect of property assessment. All assessment related concerns should be directed to MPAC.

Property Assessment Appeals

Property owners can appeal the assessed value of their property by: 

Property Tax Policy

The Tax Policy Reference Manual has been created to assist elected municipal officials, municipal staff and property owners in understanding all aspects of tax policy and current value assessment in Wellington County. 

The manual covers a range of topics from the roles and responsibilities of different levels of Government, to providing definitions for property classes and current value assessment, as well as understanding supplementary and omitted assessment, and ways one can challenge their assessment if necessary. The manual also provides an overview of the Provincial regulations surrounding tax policy including setting tax ratios, ranges of fairness, vacant unit rebate programmes, capping options, relief for low income seniors and disabled homeowners, as well as tax rebates for charities and legion properties.

Tax Policy Reference Manual

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